Full Moon Coop started as a collective of sustainable fruit and vegetable farms founded in 2002 by a group of farmers, ecologists, culinary artists, activists, and educators. Our mission is to offer innovative and community-based solutions to the most critical environmental, economic, and social challenges of our time. By providing our local communities with an experience that honors the ancient and fundamental connections between food, land and people, we hope to nurture a more sustainable and just future. We practice organic farming techniques, and are Certified Naturally Grown.
One of the goals of Full Moon is to create an adaptive management model to improve organic farming in the Southeast through the integration of community supported farming and education. Since the late 1970s, adaptive management has been developed as a method to incrementally improve land management by treating choices as a series of experiments. Through continual feedback, adaptive management offers the opportunity for a scientific perspective to inform management practices within a larger context of uncertainty and change. Through the integration of objectives at all levels in the farming system, we seek to develop a functioning model for adaptive management that can be emulated and adapted to other farming systems.
Iwalani Farfour, Farm Owner
Born in Kealakekua, Hawaii, Iwa has come a long way from her native roots. She has had her hands in the dirt for many years, most recently at the acclaimed Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems in Santa Cruz, where she learned to appreciate the vast amount of energy required by the land, the farmer, the plants and the animals to produce a simple meal. She hopes to help others reconnect to a simpler food system by providing mindful food and delicious recipes.